Tuesday Dialogues

One of the hallmarks of the Center for International Education for almost 50 years has been the weekly Tuesday Dialogue of the entire community of students and faculty.  Each Tuesday at 10AM the community gathers to share ideas, ask questions, debate issues, and to listen to presenters.  Sometimes the speaker is a distinguished development practitioner or well-known faculty member.  Sometimes the speaker is a CIE student or graduate who shares their work in development or recent research activity.  Graduates coming back to campus know they can count on finding CIE members if they show up on Tuesday.

 

 

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Accelerated Education Principles - Preliminary findings of field case studies

CIE welcomed Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland and the research team investigating the implementation of the new Accelerated Education principles developed by the inter-agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), at a Tuesday Dialogue in February 2017. The presentation was facilitated by CIE faculty member Ash Hartwell of the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).

 

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Global Citizenship Education: Implications for teacher education – Vaibhav Jadhav

At the Tuesday Dialogue on February 14, 2017, CIE heard from Dr Vaibhav Jadhav from Pune University, India, on the research he has been conducting during his time as a Visiting Scholar at CIE and the College of Education, UMass Amherst.

 

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Implications of the US Executive Order on Immigration

The CIE community met with Ken Reade from the International Programs Office at UMass several days after the Executive Order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. Faculty and graduate students from almost a dozen countries sought information to clarify the content of the order and its implications.

 

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Rethinking education: A conversation with Dr. Yong Zhao

CIE faculty and students enjoyed a provocative and stimulating discussion with Dr Yong Zhao. How can education be reformed to serve the least fortunate without using a deficit model that channels them into the existing system and just preserves the existing social structure?

 

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Publishing in academic journals – Bjorn Nordtveit

At the request of students, CIE faculty member Bjorn Nordtveit led a discussion at a Tuesday meeting on how the academic publishing process works and tips for submitting articles to academic journals.

 

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Inclusive Universities: Part of Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Program

At a Tuesday Dialogue, Professor Sangeeta Kamat and doctoral student Bharat Rathod discussed their research project on diversity in higher education in India.

 

 

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Views from the field - Valerie Haugen

CIE graduate Valerie Haugen (Ed.D. 1997) held an informal dialogue with students and faculty on a Tuesday afternoon following the Montague House ribbon cutting ceremony, sharing from her rich and diverse experience as an educational development consultant who has worked in multiple fields in 35 countries particularly in Asia and Africa

 

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Collaborative problem-solving: Support for early grade reading teachers in Nepal

Debuting a new Tuesday Dialogue session format that is very much in line with CIE’s participatory approaches, faculty member Cristine Smith facilitated a problem-solving activity about an issue she has been facing in an early grade reading project in Nepal.

 

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Official opening of renovated Montague House

On Tuesday, November 29th the University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the newly renovated Montague House as the new home for the Center for International Education. A crowd of well-wishers gathered in a tent on the lawn in front of Montague to hear the Chancellor of UMass Amherst and other speakers celebrate the occasion.

 

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A Revolutionary Practice of Community Storytelling for Social Change

CIE graduate Kathleen Cash (Ed.D. 1982) returned to Amherst for a Tuesday Dialogue to share her work using storytelling and narrative as a powerful method of changing the public conversation and behaviors around issues of HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls, and children’s rights.

 

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